Harold Thomas Payne

Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011

Harold Thomas Payne, 75, of Ozawkie, Kan. died Nov. 22, 2010 at the Plaza West Care Center in Topeka, Kan. Harold was born Oct. 29, 1935 at Aurora, Mo., the son of Fred and Clara Maynard Payne. Living in Ozawkie since 1979, he had worked over 20 years as a Yellow Pages sales representative in northeast Kansas and was a member of the Meriden United Methodist Church. He was married to Margaret Mansell on Aug. 10, 1963 at Stoddard, N.H., she survives at home. Harold and Margaret met in Juneau, where Hal worked as a cartographer for the Alaska Highway Department at the Dept. of Highways Building in Douglas. He was also active in the Alaska National Guard and was in Anchorage during the earthquake. Survivors include a son, Stephen Payne of Waco, Texas; two daughters, Stephanie R. Patterson of Avondale, Ariz and Charlotte Anne Reed of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Phyllis Gavin of Titusville, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Caleb Patterson, Lyric Patterson and Nolan Patterson. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Payne and Fredrick Payne and a sister, Betty Lou Payne. A Celebration of Life service was held Nov. 26, 2010 at Meriden United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at the Ozawkie Cemetery. The home address is 324 Delaware Drive, Ozawkie, KS 66070.

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